IEC 2012-2013: Names and short biographies
Dr. Ribhi Halloum: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. GMJ General Coordinator. Palestinian author, researcher and poet, Head of Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Writers Association, Former Palestinian Ambassador to Turkey, Brazil, Afghanistan, UAE, Indonesia. Former PNC and Fateh Revolutionary Council Member till 1991. Member of The Jordanian Life-Line and Palestine Associational Committees.
Eng. Bashir Zmaili (Jordan): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Jordanian Associational Activist, Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association, Founding Member of Member of The Jordanian Life-Line Committee for breaking the siege of Gaza, Participant of Freedom flotillas 1and 2.
Feroze Mithiborwala (India): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The General Secretary, India Palestine Solidarity Forum. The Founder of the First Asian Convoy to Gaza. The National Convener, International Affairs Committee of the National Alliance of People’s Movements. The National Convener of the Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, a Gandhian youth organization. The National Convener of the Bharat Bachao Andolan (Movement to Save India). An expert and a prolific writer on Palestine, Zionism and West Asian affairs.
Dr. Paul Larudee (USA): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Academic and political activist. Former Fulbright-Hays Lecturer in Lebanon; former U.S. government advisor; ISM organizer; Co-Founder, Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements, Berkeley, California.
M K Sawalha (UK): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The President of the “International Committee to End the Siege of Gaza” based in London, which managed to organize a number of land convoys to Gaza. a founding member of the Alliance of Freedom Flotilla President of The British Muslim Initiative (BMI) – London, UK.
Zaher Birawi (UK): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. A British Palestinian Broadcaster. PR officer, The Palestinian Forum in Britain. a member of the International Committee to break siege on Gaza, a co-organizer of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, and a member of the Coordinating Committee of the British Life Line convoys from the UK to Gaza, which entered Gaza 3 times after the last war.
Sa’oud Abu-Mahfouz (Jordan): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member, Islamic Popular Activist, Member of the Islamic Action Front Party, Member of the Secretariat General of Al-Quds International Institution. General Director of Al-Sabeel daily Newspaper.
Rida Fahmi (EGYPT): GMJ-ICC/IEC Member. Chair of GMJ-Egypt. Member of the popular committee for resisting Judaisation of Jerusalem. Chair of the Board of Directors of Alquds Foundation in Cairo. Member of Egypt Shura Council. Broadcaster and TV Presenter.
Prof. Rami Zurayk (Lebanon): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Prominent intellectual and writer. Coordinator, Right of Return Committee.
Ahmad Zainuddin (Indonesia): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Indonesia coordinator for GMJ, member of Indonesian parliament. Member of Indonesian parliamentary Friendship Committee for Palestine, member of ASPAC (Asia Pasific) for Palestine forum. Activist and co-organizer of campaigns and demonstration for palestine freedom since 1990. Member of shura council of Justice and Welfare Party, Chief of NGO relationship in the Party.
Sarah Colborne (UK): GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain (PSC). She was on the Mavi Marmara as part of the first Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in 2010.